The Texas Tech family lost a modern day hero on Nov. 27, 2006.

Maj. Troy “Trojan” L. Gilbert, 34, was the pilot of an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon that crashed while engaged in support of coalition ground combat operations roughly 20 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, in the Anbar province. The Department of Defense has listed him as killed in action. [more]

Reaching Out

Service learning, community involvement net Texas Tech prestigious Carnegie honors.

Texas Tech is one of 76 U.S. colleges and universities selected by the Carnegie foundation for its new Community Engagement Classification. [more]

Lubbock Art, Music Star in Kansas City

"Like it in Lubbock: Art and music thrive in Lubbock, Texas," written by Allen Holder and featured in the Kansas City Star on Jan. 7, describes the efforts taken by Texas Tech to beautify the campus and assemble an art collection without rival at any other university in Texas. [more]




Campus Connection

First in the Nation: TTU Libraries Acquire High-Speed Book Scanner

The Texas Tech University Libraries has announced the purchase of a state-of-the-art book scanner that will drastically change the way we archive the world's information. [more]

TIEHH to Receive $850,000 in Federal Funding to Study High-Energy Explosives

The money comes from the Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. [more]

Class Project Nets More Than $13,000 for Lubbock, National Charities

An assistant professor of management merely wanted to create a project that would teach her students about group dynamics and organizational behavior. She never dreamed it would go this far. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Texas Tech University Tuition: Investment and Value

The most costly education is the one not begun. [more]

Upcoming Events

See what’s going on around campus. [more]

Researchers Develop Model for More Attractive Coastlines

Researchers at Texas Tech University have identified a missing element in most of the state’s current coastal zoning laws. While filled to the brim with the nuts and bolts of cumbersome construction regulation, there’s apparently little to see in terms of scenic quality. [more]

Can Windy Skies Fill Water Taps?

GE and Texas Tech partnership harnesses wind to desalinate water. [more]

Yahoo! for Engineering

$250,000 to benefit Center for Engineering Outreach. [more]

Rawls College Receives $250,000 Grant

The anonymous gift will endow the Center for Health Organization Management, Education and Research. [more]

Lost in Translation

“I studied Spanish for four years, but I can’t speak a word of it.”

It’s a phrase all too common to university students who have attempted to master fluency in a foreign language, says Andrew Farley, associate professor of applied linguistics at Texas Tech University. And that’s largely the fault of the way foreign language currently is taught. [more]

Athletic News

Making History

On December 29, 2006, the Red Raider football team erased a 31-point deficit midway through the third quarter and completed a 44-41 stunning overtime win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl that capped the greatest comeback in NCAA bowl history. [more]

Texas Tech Track Athlete Nation’s Best Cross-Country Runner

Sally Kipyego is the nation’s top collegiate female cross-country athlete. [more]

January Book Review

Following the caged quetzal.

"Teresa’s Journey," by Josephine Harper and Jo Harper, is a sequel to the novel "Delfino’s Journey." Following the tradition of her brother Delfino, Teresa embarks on her own journey find her brother and cousin. [more]


Alumni News

2008 Membership Calendar Photo Contest

Don’t miss this opportunity to truly get involved with Texas Tech. We are looking for the best campus photos to include in the 2008 Membership Calendar. If you have ever wanted to see your work hanging on the wall, send us your best Texas Tech photos today. [more]

Hosts Needed for Dinner with 10 Red Raiders

Back by popular demand this semester is the Student Alumni Association’s Dinner With 10 Red Raiders. Texas Tech students will again reap new networking benefits thanks to the SAA program, which was created in the 2006 Spring Semester. [more]